Arturo Cruz Sequeira: the 67-year-old professor and former diplomat, who announced his presidential candidacy two months ago for the conservative Citizen Alliance for Freedom, was among the initial group  detained in early June. Photograph: Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images

The government of Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega arrested five opposition leaders during a major weekend round-up, in what appears to be widesprea(...)

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega  speaks to supporters, next to his wife and vice-president Rosario Murillo,  on October 13th, 2018. Photograph: INTI OCON/AFP via Getty Images

Veteran Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega has taken advantage of the Christmas lull to tighten the screws on opponents to his regime as he seeks his (...)

Byron Presida fishes from a dugout canoe off the shore of Bangkukuk Taik, Nicaragua, a remote village home to the Rama people. A proposed canal would reach the Caribbean coast by cutting through the land of the indigenous Rama and Kriol people. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/New York Times

A Spanish explorer conducted the first survey to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans here in the 16th century. Napoleon III of France dreamed abou(...)